It’ll be a hot one today

By Jim McCabe on June 17 at 7:18am

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Several days in advance of summer, the hot weather returns to Jacksonville.

A special statement put out this morning by the National Weather Service office in Lincoln for Morgan, Scott and Cass Counties indicates a heat wave will bring high temperatures to the area in the lower 90s today and tomorrow and around 90 degrees on Thursday.

The heat combined with higher humidities with dewpoints in the lower 70s will give maximum heat indices in the upper 90s to near 100 degrees this afternoon and tomorrow afternoon, and the mid to upper 90s on Thursday afternoon.

Officials encourage those participating in outdoor activities to take frequent breaks in the shade or air conditioning and drink plenty of water. You shouldn’t leave children or pets alone in parked vehicles for any length of time.